Temple Aaron (Trinidad, Colo.)
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Object: B297.02.01.00039
Abstract One of 12 exhibit display panels from the exhibit "Blazing the Trail: Denver's Jewish Pioneers." Panel titled "Jewish Communities Outside of Denver" and includes Temple Aaron in Trinidad, Congregation Sons of Israel in Colorado Springs, Bernstein family of Walensberg, Max Stein of Pueblo, Hebrew Progressive Club of Greely, and the Kobey family in Aspen.
Dates: Other: 2001
Abstract Marjorie Hornbein giving a presentation for Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society about the history of Jews in Trinidad.
Dates: 1979 June 26
Abstract History of Temple Aaron building and the organization, family histories of coming to Trinidad, Jewish community.
Dates: 1979 July 1
Abstract On July 23, 1883, twenty-nine Jews of Trinidad, Colorado met in the home of Sol Jaffe to organize a synagogue. They adopted the name of Congregation Aaron in honor of the Jaffe brothers’ (Sol, Henry, and Samuel) father. Samuel Jaffe, who became Trinidad’s first mayor, was chosen vice-president. In 1889, Rabbi Leopold Freudenthal, became the congregation’s second rabbi and served until his death in 1916. He gradually introduced moderate Reform Judaism. In addition to Jews from Trinidad, many...